|Dried Tangerine peel||2 pcs|
|Dried Honey Dates||100g|
|Sweet Apricot Kernel||70g|
|Dried Octopus||2pcs (about 150g)|
|Blotched Snakehead Fish||1 whole, about 900g|
|Pork (lean meat)||600g|
1. Dried Tangerine peel : 2pcs. Soak it to soft, remove the white layer
2. Dried Honey Dates :100g, rinse it
3. Sweet Apricot Kernel : 70g, rinse it
4. pound a thick slice of Ginger, put Dried Tangerine peel, Dried Honey Dates, Sweet Apricot Kernel, Ginger and 20 cups of Water into slow cooker. Bring water to boil.
5. Dried Octopus: 2pcs (about 150g). soak it to soft (at least half hour)
remove the octopus skin
6. Watercress：1.8kg, wash the Watercress
7. Blotched Snakehead Fish:1whole(about 900g), remove the fish scales by knife (if any)
cut it into halves, make two cuts on back (release the flavour to soup easier), wash the fish, remove the fish blood
set it aside after wash
8. Pork(Lean meat) : 600g, remove the attached fat, bring water to boil with the pork together.
keep boiling for 3 mins. after 3 mins, transfer the pork to the slow cooker
9. add octopus to slow cooker
10. put the fish into boiling water, after half minute, wash the fish. remove the slime on skin
put fish into soup bag, put the soup bag into slow cooker
11. bring water to boil, then, put half of Watercress into boiling water (if too many Watercress, do this twice).
after 1 minute,transfer the watercress into slow cooker
12. Too full. Keep some water for later use. Refill the water when some water is evaporated.
bring water to boil over high heat. then, cook over slow heat for 2.5 hours
13. after 2.5 hours, add salt before serve (1 tsp of Salt is added here)
if cook the Watercress before water is boiling, the soup will taste bitter. that’s why must bring water to boil before adding Watercress
if put many watercress into a slow cooker in the same time, the slow cooker need to spend long time to bring water to boil again. Soup taste bitter
so, use boiling water to heat Watercress separately first. Then, transfer the hot Watercress into slow cooker (water in slow cooker is boiling)
by this method, slow cooker can bring water to boil again in short time. no bitter taste.